This job expired on 13 October 2023

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    13 October 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    4 October 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

Teachers' Pay Scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint two talented scientists. These are full time, permanent roles from 1st January 2024.

These posts would suit an ECT or an experienced teacher. The successful candidates will be able to teach KS3 and KS4 science subjects, with the possibility of teaching within a KS5 specialism depending on experience.

At St Mary’s we have a knowledge rich curriculum which is rooted in evidence based pedagogical practice. Throughout each key stage and discipline, our curriculum is carefully sequenced so that we are building upon prior knowledge at every point.

Good literacy and numeracy skills are critical for the successful study of science. Our curriculum includes the explicit teaching of these skills through our SURE approach to reading like a scientist and our numeracy protocol for mathematical equations. In addition to this, we develop metacognitive skills with our students through regular modelling, reflective tasks and our review and reteach protocol.

Evidence will be drawn from:

  • Letter in support of application.
  • Application Form.
  • Lesson observation & task.
  • Response to questions during interview.
  • References.

Letter of application should:

  • Be clear, concise and well presented.
  • Demonstrate how you meet the person specification.
  • Describe your vision for teaching and learning in the Science Department at St. Mary’s Catholic Academy in the 21st Century.
  • Be no more than two sides of A4 in length.

Your application should be addressed to the Headteacher, Mr. S. Eccles and can be submitted electronically to admin@st-mary.blackpool.sch.co.uk

We will acknowledge receipt of your application.

What the school offers its staff

St. Mary’s is a highly regarded, oversubscribed and successful school with:

  • A caring ethos and high standards.
  • An Outstanding Diocesan Inspection Report (March 2017)
  • A full Ofsted Inspection of St Mary’s in May 2022 was extremely positive and confirmed that St Mary’s Catholic Academy continues to be good in all areas. You can read a copy of the report on the Academy's website.
  • An outstanding induction programme, friendly staff, high quality professional cover supervisors, ICT technicians and admin support and a strong family ethos which make St. Mary’s a great place to work.
  • State of the art facilities housed in our £22.5 million pound refurbished campus.
Staff wellbeing is also a key part of our success as a school. A hard-working staff should be well supported and cared for to allow them to meet the demands made of teachers in a modern context. All staff are provided with their own personal laptop and extensive training and the support of colleagues.

Staff are able to take advantage of the Schools Advisory Service Wellbeing package which offers access to Counselling, 24 hour GP helpline, Health advice and support, Physiotherapy advice and a range of other services. A well-resourced support team of IT technicians, admin staff, chaplaincy staff and site staff work hard to make sure the Academy runs smoothly and that teaching staff are well supported to focus on our core business of teaching. Workload issues are regularly discussed with our staff committee and policies around marking, assessment, reporting and home work are carefully designed to try and manage the workload for staff. Free access to the school fitness suite; free annual flu jabs; a car valet service and regular staff social events all help to make our Academy and Trust a rewarding place to work.

Commitment to safeguarding

BEBCMAT is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.

All posts are subject to:
● Medical clearance
● Verification of qualifications and National Insurance number.
● Two references including a judgement about suitability to work with children.
● A member of the interview panel will be trained in implementing Child Protection procedures.
● In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, online search be carried out.
For teaching positions, barred list checks and prohibition from teaching checks will be carried out.
For leadership positions, section 128 checks will be performed.

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About St Mary's Catholic Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1199 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01253 396286

St Mary's is a highly regarded oversubscribed Catholic Academy in Blackpool in the Diocese of Lancaster.

The school is very much a Catholic family where everyone works together to support and challenge one another to be the best they can be.

Our Catholic Ethos, founded on the hallmarks of:
Catholic Caring Community Challenge
is key to our success. Students and staff are all encouraged, as our mission statement states, to grow in wisdom, understanding, self-esteem and closeness to God. Many of our staff and students are Catholic or Christian, we are joined by a number of staff and students who aren’t, anyone is welcome to come and be part of our family as long as they are willing to support and contribute to the ethos and success of the Academy.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Catholic Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@st-mary.blackpool.sch.uk.

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